Tragedy and Travesty at Annapolis

Tragedy and Travesty at Annapolis - by Stephen LendmanNovember 27 at Annapolis kicks off the latest Israeli-Palestinian Middle East peace process round that may be an historic first. It's the first time in memory the legitimate government of one side is excluded, and that alone dooms it. Like previous rounds, it's more pretense than peace,... Continue Reading →

Coup D’Etat Rumblings in Venezuela

Coup D'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela - by Stephen LendmanThe Bush administration tried and failed three prior times to oust Hugo Chavez since its first aborted two-day coup attempt in April, 2002. Through FOIA requests, lawyer, activist and author Eva Golinger uncovered top secret CIA documents of US involvement that included an intricate financing scheme involving... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Hypocrisy

Thanksgiving Hypocrisy - by Stephen LendmanIn the US, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November to give thanks for the year's blessings and bounty. At least that's how it began. It's not, however, the current practice. Most people defile the day's spirit in how they spend it over a full four day holiday... Continue Reading →

Torturing Palestinian Detainees

Torturing Palestinian Detainees - by Stephen LendmanB'Tselem is the conservative Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories with a well-deserved reputation for accuracy. A group of prominent academics, attorneys, journalists and Knesset members founded the organization in 1989 to "document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in... Continue Reading →

Our Man in Islamabad

Our Man in Islamabad - by Stephen LendmanThe Islamic Republic of Pakistan was established in August,1947 when its majority Muslim population separated from British-controlled India and became a sovereign state. Since then, the country has been plagued by wars, political instability, and a series of military coups as it continues stumbling unsuccessfully toward democracy. Nominally,... Continue Reading →

Punishing Gaza

Punishing Gaza - by Stephen LendmanOn September 20, Haaretz reported: "The security cabinet voted unanimously yesterday to increase sanctions against the Hamas-run Gaza Strip (and declare) the region a 'hostile entity.' " A further statement read: "We will reduce the amount of megawattage we provide to the Strip, and Hamas will have to decide whether... Continue Reading →

Congressional Shame and Duplicity

Congressional Shame and Duplicity - by Stephen LendmanThe latest October Reuters/Zogby Index shows record low approval ratings for George Bush and Congress - 24% for the president that looks almost giddy compared to the bottom-scraping 11% level for the nation's lawmakers. It's more evidence that the criminal class in Washington is bipartisan and hoping November,... Continue Reading →

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